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Virgin Galactic hands global PR duties to Edelman

Virgin Galactic has picked Edelman to handle its six-figure global PR account in the build-up to its first commercial flight into space. Read entire article
16 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am PDT

EBay appoints Launch PR, Exposure for UK consumer work

Online retailer eBay has appointed Launch PR and Exposure to its roster of agencies for UK consumer work. Read entire article
16 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am PDT

Wednesday's Breakfast Briefing: Bloomberg backs gun control nationally; Alibaba numbers impress

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16 Apr 2014 | 4:42 am PDT

Barclaycard US taps O'Malley Hansen as AOR

Barclaycard has moved its US AOR account from Sparkpr to O'Malley Hansen Communications after a review involving more than a dozen agencies. Read entire article
15 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm PDT

Diversity Distinction Awards open for nominations

The fourth annual Diversity Distinction in PR Awards, sponsored by the Council of Public Relations Firms in association with PRWeek, are now accepting entries. Read entire article
15 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am PDT

Law firm Latham & Watkins appoints Newgate for Asia PR duties

Global law firm Latham & Watkins has appointed Newgate Communications as its PR representative in Asia following a pitch. Read entire article
15 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am PDT

Former Blair press aide backs global contest to give Albania image makeover

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has launched a contest to rebrand the country and move its image away from stereotypes of corruption and communism, with the help of Alastair Campbell, the one-time chief press aide to former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. Read entire article
15 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am PDT

MyFitnessPal brings on Nelson as first marketing lead

Web-based health and fitness service MyFitnessPal has named Tara-Nicholle Nelson as its first head of marketing, overseeing marcomms, data, and content. Read entire article
15 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am PDT

Tuesday's Breakfast Briefing: GM searches for comms chief; Lawmakers question e-cigarette marketing

Everything you need to know to start your day. Read entire article
15 Apr 2014 | 4:40 am PDT

Dow comms leader Davis to relocate to Switzerland

Matt Davis, corporate VP for global public affairs and government affairs at Dow Chemical, will relocate to the company's European headquarters in Horgen, Switzerland, in August. Read entire article
14 Apr 2014 | 12:14 pm PDT

IR head Arickx to lead GM comms on interim basis with Bingol out

General Motors comms leader Selim Bingol has left the automaker as it deals with the public outcry over its 10-year delay in recalling Chevrolet Cobalts with malfunctioning ignition systems, according to numerous reports. Read entire article
14 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am PDT

Unilever tests multibrand marketing with YouTube beauty channel

Unilever has created a YouTube channel filled with make-up tutorials from well-known video bloggers as a platform to advertise a range of its hair brands. Read entire article
14 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am PDT

Subway considers taking fast food to the fast lane of Formula 1

Fast-food sandwich chain Subway is considering a sponsorship deal with Formula 1 that could see several of the sport's teams and drivers promoting the brand, according to reports. Read entire article
14 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am PDT

Qorvis MSLGroup brings on Raytheon's Strubhar as SVP

Qorvis MSLGroup has named Keith Strubhar as SVP. Read entire article
14 Apr 2014 | 9:24 am PDT

Carmichael Lynch Spong refreshes brand

After 23 years as Carmichael Lynch Spong, the PR firm has rebranded as Spong to create a stronger distinction from ad agency Carmichael Lynch. Read entire article
14 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am PDT

Create custom photos for social platforms with PicMonkey Royale

PicMonkey Royale allows users to edit and enhance photos and create collages, cards, banners, and invites. Read entire article
14 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am PDT

GSK faces reputation challenge in Poland bribery claims

GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland over allegations it bribed doctors to promote its asthma drug Seretide, a BBC Panorama investigation has revealed. Read entire article
14 Apr 2014 | 5:21 am PDT

PMK-BNC launches digital shop after buying Spokes

PMK-BNC has bought social marketing shop Spokes and rolled out its own digital firm, called Vowel. Its co-founders will stay on in new roles. Read entire article
14 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am PDT

Monday's Breakfast Briefing: Ukraine worries the markets; Layoffs at Citi; 'Mad Men' returns

Everything you need to know to start your day. Read entire article
14 Apr 2014 | 4:26 am PDT

Makovsky taps Sutherland as digital branding practice lead

NEW YORK: Makovsky has hired Ross Sutherland as EVP of digital branding, the agency's growing interactive practice, effective April 14. Read entire article
10 Apr 2014 | 12:46 pm PDT

Newsmaker: Steve Swasey, Kabam

As Kabam considers an IPO, its head of global corporate comms focuses on positioning the mobile gaming company as a top player in the entertainment sector.
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31 Mar 2014 | 9:05 am PDT

Newsmaker: Matt Davis, Dow Chemical

As Dow Chemical evolves as a company, its head of public affairs and government affairs embraces challenges in order to enhance the brand's global footprint.
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1 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am PST

Newsmaker: Angela Watts, Spotify

As Spotify focuses on attracting members to its digital-music platform, its head of global communications ensures that messaging is in sync and pitch perfect.
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1 Feb 2014 | 4:00 am PST

Newsmaker: Paul Bergevin, Intel

Just like one of its microchip processors, Intel's VP of sales and marketing and GM of global comms powers the messaging behind the tech giant's move into its next phase.
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1 Jan 2014 | 4:00 am PST

Newsmaker: Stacey Tank, Heineken

Heineken USA's SVP and chief corporate relations officer sets out to uniquely define the beer company's brands and elevate CSR messaging to consumers.
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1 Dec 2013 | 4:00 am PST

Newsmaker: Suzy DeFrancis, American Red Cross

As she battles daily crises, the chief public affairs officer at the American Red Cross has found a winning formula by mixing tradition with an army of digital volunteers.
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1 Nov 2013 | 4:00 am PDT

Newsmaker: Charlene Wheeless, Bechtel

Using a strong reputation management strategy, Bechtel's principal VP, global corporate affairs, has constructed a new positive brand image for the organization.
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1 Oct 2013 | 3:00 am PDT

Newsmaker: Bonin Bough, Mondel─ôz International

Leveraging mobile as a key influencer tool, Mondelez's VP of global media and consumer engagement is the driving force behind real-time marketing efforts.
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1 Sep 2013 | 3:00 am PDT

Newsmaker: Katherine McLane, Livestrong

After being rocked by a leadership scandal, Livestrong's VP, comms and external affairs, is redefining the charity's message to show it is 'Still Strong' without its founder.
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1 Aug 2013 | 3:00 am PDT

Newsmaker: Kelli Parsons, Fannie Mae

Utilizing a proactive and transparent comms strategy, Fannie Mae's SVP and CCO managed to resurrect the organization's image and win back praise from the media.
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1 Jul 2013 | 3:30 am PDT

Newsmaker: Bill Plummer, Huawei

As he ushers in a new era of transparency to help dispel legacy allegations, Huawei's VP, external affairs, aims to be proactive on all communications fronts.
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1 Jun 2013 | 3:30 am PDT

Newsmaker: K.C. Kavanagh, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

With more than 1,100 hotels worldwide, Starwood's SVP of global communications checks in daily to ensure brand messaging is consistent across all channels.
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25 Apr 2013 | 3:30 am PDT

Newsmaker: Robert Hubbell, Cantor Fitzgerald

Building strategies based on integrity, the global marcomms MD at financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald and affiliate BGC Partners strives to put people first.
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1 Apr 2013 | 3:30 am PDT

Newsmaker: Larry Solomon, AT&T

From implementing a war room at the telecoms giant to empowering employees, AT&T's SVP of corporate comms aims to connect people on a daily basis.
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1 Mar 2013 | 4:30 am PST

Newsmaker: Sue Hensley, National Restaurant Association

Sue Hensley, SVP of public affairs and communications at the National Restaurant Association, serves up healthy strategies as she gives the nation some food for thought.
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1 Feb 2013 | 4:30 am PST

Newsmaker: Ken Cohen, ExxonMobil

Whether educating the public or engaging opponents, ExxonMobil's VP of public and government affairs brings a lot of energy to every discussion.
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1 Jan 2013 | 4:30 am PST

Newsmaker: Claire Dorland Clauzel, Michelin

The comms and brand leader at international tire giant Michelin weaves mobility into every aspect of the company's internal and external strategy.
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1 Dec 2012 | 4:30 am PST

Newsmaker: Doug Michelman, Visa

After helping steer Visa through significant change, the firm's head of corporate relations is evolving the brand by creating a fresh perspective through a unique lens.
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1 Nov 2012 | 4:30 am PDT

Newsmaker: Laura Kane, Aflac

The VP of corporate communications at insurance giant Aflac turns a potential crisis into a moment of PR inspiration, with help from the firm's feathered friend.
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1 Oct 2012 | 3:30 am PDT

Newsmaker: Del Galloway, United Way Worldwide

With 1,800 groups globally, keeping everyone on message is paramount for the largest privately supported nonprofit in the world, but its VP of comms relishes the size of the challenge.
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1 Sep 2012 | 3:30 am PDT
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